It starts playing on 44 screens. But you know what? Even if it were to open on just one screen, that would still be cause for applause and celebration. Ernie Cline has tried to make this movie since 1998 (the year the film is set in) and more than a tenacious decade later, he gets to see his hard work pay off as his tale of friends who attempt to break into Skywalker Ranch so that a terminally ill pal can see Star Wars Episode I flickers to life at last.
Ain't It Cool News has a list of cities and theaters that are showing Fanboys. Unfortunately the closest city to my own location that's playing it is Philadelphia, and doesn't look like my schedule is gonna allow for a trip up this weekend. But to those of you who are lucky enough to catch it: feel free to post a comment about what you thought of it, 'cuz we're eager to hear the word!